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Josephine J. Antonik

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Josephine J. Antonik
Marcy, NY
Mrs. Josephine (JoJo) J. Antonik, 87, of Marcy, passed away peacefully on Friday May 3, 2013, at her home with her loving family by side. Josephine was born in Utica on August 7, 1925, the daughter of Ambrose and Concetta (Ruffini) Costantine. She was raised locally, was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Special Education from Antioch College in Ohio. On June 2, 1953, Josephine married Frank Antonik in Kingsport, TN, a loving and devoted union of 35 years until Frank's death in 1988. Josephine enjoyed books, gardening and was a parishioner of St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church in Utica. Mrs. Antonik is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Jim Archer, of Rochester, NY, Susan and Thomas Ellebracht, of Smithfield, VA, Roberta and John McCann, of Gravesville, NY, and Patricia and Joseph Shealey, of Raleigh, NC; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Andrew Antonik, of Paducah, KY, Paul and Cathy Antonik, of Poland, NY, Joseph and Celia Antonik, of Utica, Michael and Olga Antonik, of Ontario, CA and Matthew and Tatianna Antonik, of Lawrence, KS; thirteen cherished grandchildren, Frank, Jennifer, Andie, Anna, William, Tara, Melissa, John Robert, Sidney, Andrea, Joseph, David and Scarlett; one adored great-granddaughter, Lynlee; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Costantine and Ambrose (Junior) and Joy Costantine; as well as several nieces and nephews and her feline companion, Waffles. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Marsha Finn-Antonik and three sisters, Elizabeth Antonik, Olga (Cookie) Heaton and Loretta Sliwinski. Mrs. Antonik's funeral will be held on Monday May 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church in Utica, where her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Rite of committal and burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Yorkville. Calling hours for family and friends are Sunday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica. Those wishing to make a donation in Josephine's memory, please consider Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. Mrs. Antonik's family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Senior helping Seniors for the companionship you shared with Josephine. A special thank you to the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. for the wonderful care and compassion you provided to Josephine. Online guestbook and messages of sympathy at www.heintzfuneralservice.net
Josephine J. Antonik
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from May 4 to May 5, 2013
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